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The invisible leaders of social change, civil rights

Women’s History Month is a reminder that in every major American social reform movement, women have always played a critical role

Empowering, uplifting and uniting Black America

Every March the National Newspaper Publishers Association and its philanthropic arm, the NNPA Foundation, gather in Washington, D.C., for Black Press Week.

Obama worse than Bush on SBA loans

When I interviewed Marie Johns, then the outgoing deputy secretary of the Small Business Administration, a year ago, she said the SBA does not separate figures by race, though it hopes to do so at some point.

It’s time to grow up: Our eduction system

I have spent the majority of my career in education, either as a classroom teacher or as an educational consultant.

Dedication of the Black Press

Since 1827, the African American community has depended on Black newspapers to tell their stories and provide information relevant to their community.

Whistling Dixie: The GOP’s ‘culture of poverty’ gambit

The 2014 mid-term elections are just eight months away – and the Republicans are worried about Black voters again.

Romancing the ‘power to vote,’ ignoring our ‘voting power’

It’s so silly for Black people to fight over the Dems and Repubs when it is counterproductive for us to be enslaved by either party.

Obama keeps promise to use ‘power of the pen’

During his State of the Union address, President Obama promised to use the power of his pen to achieve the policy objectives that Congress continues to block.

Devastating impact of tobacco advertising

More than 15 years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the nation’s major cigarette manufacturers for their gross misrepresentation of the hazards of smoking to the public.

It’s your health

As the March 31 deadline approaches to enroll in health insurance, there are still thousands of Dallas County residents that remain uninsured.

President Obama’s surprising jobs record

Although unemployment rates are unacceptably high, especially for African Americans, President Obama has done a better job improving the jobless rate than most critics are willing to concede.

Community Conversations: Talking past the politics

“We, the people, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love ...

‘Dead end’ Republican politics exposed

When Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, shares more information with conservative Fox News than with Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the ranking Democrat on the committee, that’s enough to make Cummings go ballistic.

It’s time for us to grow up: Our health

“When I was a child, I thought as a child, I spoke as a child, I acted as a child. But when I grew up I put away childish things.” – First Corinthians 13:11

Celebrating [Black] Women’s History Month

Do you know about Elizabeth Keckley? Maggie Lena Walker, Sarann Knight Preddy, Gertrude Pocte Geddes-Willis, Trish Millines Dziko, Addie L Wyatt or Marie-Therese Metoyer?